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Harry Potter en de Halfbloed Prins / druk 1

Harry Potter en de Halfbloed Prins  - Wiebe Buddingh', J.K. Rowling AuthorJoanne Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. She studied at Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, her course including one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked as a researcher at Amnesty International among other jobs.She started writing the Harry Potter series during a delayed Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.She married in October 1992 and gave birth to a daughter in 1993. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh after living in Portugal for a few years.As well as an OBE for services to children’s literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.J.K. Rowling lives in Edinburgh with her husband and three children.ReviewI hate the end of this book. Not because it is bad, terrible or awful but because it is beautiful and strong and awful.Harry is growing up seriously in this book. He managed to get enough points to start his auror studies and he is chosen as captain for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Despite the fact that the whole world now knows He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is back things look good. Hogwarts is protected by the best spells and in hands of one of the most powerful wizards in the world. What could go wrong you would say. Well a lot as this book shows. Almost everything... and it all ends in a very dark place leaving me sobbing in the couch.